Your scent is the ribbon that can tie your fashion ensemble together; it’s your style unleashed in the air.
Selecting the right fragrance can be tricky, each scent gets modified depending on who’s wearing them but with a little help from Destination, you’ll be leaving a lasting effect on people and have them turning your way to catch a sniff.
1. Consider The Type Of Scent
Day fragrances should be lighter, not overwhelming, usually floral or citrusy. While at night, bolder, warm or musky scents that have an almost romantic element is the way to go.
2. Know Your Seasons
Being in Saudi Arabia, you must keep in mind that heat and humid intensifies scents significantly. Eau de toilette works well in our kind summer. For winter, you can experiment with earthy, woodsy, spicier scents.
3. Make It Last Longer
Aim for pulse points on your body: inner wrists, the base of the throat, behind ear lobes, in the cleavage, behind knees, and the inner elbows. These areas emit body heat that will react with your perfume and help emit the scent throughout the day. Another trick is by applying petroleum jelly on the surface of the skin before spraying on.
Rub your wrists together after applying fragrance on them; it can “crush” the scent. Only spray perfume on your hair if it’s freshly washed and at a distance of at least eight inches. Hair products can affect the odor, perfumes can dry your strands.
5. Know The Difference Between
- Parfum – Pure and concentrated perfumes; strong and lasts the longest therefore expensive.
- Eau De Parfum – Slightly weaker but long-lasting, usually couture carried and typically very expensive.
- Eau De Toilette – Lighter fragrance because there’s less perfume oil in it. Lasts for shorter duration and would require reapplication after a few hours.
- Eau De Cologne – A masculine fragrance, slightly weaker than Eau de Parfum but definitely heavier than a toilette.